Today, we will be discussing the best all girls school manga, a subgenre that focuses on stories set in schools exclusively for female students. With its captivating female protagonists, this genre explores themes of self-discovery, resilience, and the search for one’s identity in a constantly evolving world. From the bonds of friendship and the challenges of competition to the joys of discovery and the heartaches of heartbreak, all-girls school manga explores a wide range of experiences that resonate with readers of all ages and backgrounds. So, without further ado, let us introduce you to the top 17 best all-girls school manga series that you should definitely read!
17. Himitsu no Kaidan
First, on the list of the top all-girls school manga series to read is Himitsu no Kaidan. Authored by Konno Kita and serialized in Comic Fantasy from 1995 to 1998, this is a must-read for fans of slice-of-life and supernatural genres. Set in a girls’ boarding school, the manga features a collection of stories that revolve around the friendships between the girls and their mysterious experiences with the “ghosts” that inhabit the school’s old buildings.
This series delves into the theme of school life, with a focus on the profound relationships that are formed during one’s formative years. The manga’s unique take on supernatural occurrences adds an element of intrigue and excitement, making it a compelling read for fans of the genre.
16. Majo to Hatsukoi.
Majo to Hatsukoi, a shoujo all-girls school manga series by Utano Yuzuki, was published in 2012. The story follows sixteen-year-old Seira Murahoshi, who possesses the unique ability to sense the auras of those around her. Unfortunately, Seira’s ability causes her to be ostracized by her classmates, and she is often labeled as a witch.
To avoid further alienation, Seira wears sunglasses to Himesaki Girls’ Academy, where her only friend Mika Torino seeks her out for tarot readings. One day, Seira’s glasses are knocked off by a boy with a glittering aura who mistakes her for the infamous “Witch of Himesaki,” renowned for her petrifying eyes. After the encounter, Mika becomes smitten with the boy’s friend, who apologizes on his behalf.
Driven by her friend’s admiration, Seira sets out to find the mysterious boy and locate his school, Miyakita Industrial High School, which is adjacent to her own. When Seira and the boy reunite, she is surprised to find that his aura shines even brighter than before.
15. Can I Kiss You Tomorrow?
Moving on, we have Can I Kiss You Tomorrow?, a really good manga series with all-girls school setting by Hatsuharu, which was serialized in Bessatsu Friend from 2016 to 2018. The story revolves around Kurumi Hanazono, who is reunited with her childhood friend Nagio after many years. When Nagio unexpectedly kisses her, Kurumi’s feelings toward him begin to change. However, Kurumi’s overprotective brother Ataka disapproves of their relationship and is determined to keep Nagio away from his sister. Despite Ataka’s interference, Nagio is determined to steal kisses from Kurumi whenever he can.
Hatsukari is a 2003 all-girls school manga series written and illustrated by Miyoshi Toumori. The story centers around Chihiro, a high school student who has never had any experience with boys. One day, a boy she sees every day at the train station finally musters the courage to ask her out and thus begins her first romantic relationship.
As Chihiro navigates the ups and downs of first love, she experiences a range of emotions – from giddy excitement to heart-wrenching sadness. Along the way, she learns valuable lessons about love, friendship, and growing up, all while trying to balance the demands of school and family life.
Despite the challenges she faces, Chihiro finds moments of humor and joy in her relationship, as she learns to open up and share her true self with her partner. Through her journey, readers are taken on a relatable and heartfelt exploration of first love and all its complexities.
13. Shinainaru A-jou e no Mystery
Created by Satoshi Morie, Shinainaru A-jou e no Mystery is among the best all girls school manga series of all time. First published in 2016, this is a mystery josei series, where we follow Ayano, a bookworm who is always lost in the world of fiction. Her mother decides to intervene and sends her to work as an assistant for Noumi Takayuki, a former author who now works as a consulting detective. With Takayuki, Ayano is thrown into a world of mysteries, where she must use her love of reading to help solve cases. But as she works alongside Takayuki, Ayano begins to learn that there’s more to life than just books. She must also help Takayuki battle his own inner demons, as they work together to unravel the mysteries that come their way.
12. Cahe Tantei-bu
Cahe Tantei-bu is a comedy slice-of-a-life manga by Takeshi Fujishiro, Set in Tsubamegaoka Private Academy, a prestigious all-girls high school renowned for its plethora of unique clubs. Students flock to this school with the sole purpose of creating new clubs, ranging from the ordinary to the downright bizarre. However, when five girls come together with the intention of forming a new club, they find themselves in a predicament: there’s only one spot left for a new club to be established. Follow the comical misadventures of these girls as they navigate their way through the challenges of creating a new club in a school full of eclectic and ambitious students.
11. Seifuku no Vampiress Lord
Next up, we have Seifuku no Vampiress Lord, a shounen manga about a regular high school girl named Irie Yuunagi who experiences a life-changing event when she is bitten and turned into a vampire by a mysterious man named Rin. Yuunagi discovers that she is now a part of Rin’s family and begins to learn about the customs and traditions of the vampire world. As she adjusts to her new life as a vampire, she must also navigate her growing feelings for Rin and the challenges that come with being a member of a supernatural family. Published from 2014 to 2017, and created by Tomoki Matsumoto, this manga combines comedy and romance with a unique twist on the popular vampire theme.
10. Hayate x Blade
Authored by Sizuru Hayashiya, Hayate x Blade is an action-packed manga of 2003 that takes place at Tenchi Academy, an all-girls boarding school that is famous for producing the best sword fighters in the country. The students in the special “Sword Bearer” program compete in a school-wide battle called the Star Stealing, which offers both money and fame to the winner.
When Hayate’s sister Nagi is unable to attend due to a lingering injury, the cheerful and energetic Hayate takes her place at the Academy. Hayate’s motivation to become a sword-bearer stems from her desire to help her old orphanage, the Dandelion Garden, which is in debt to the Yakuza loan sharks.
But there’s a catch – in order to compete in the Star Stealing, Hayate needs a partner. Unfortunately, the girl she has her eye on doesn’t want anything to do with her. Will Hayate be able to find a partner and win the competition, or will she be forced to drop out?
9. Yasashii Sekai no Tsukurikata
In the manga series Yasashii Sekai no Tsukurikata, written by Kumiko Takeba, readers are taken on a dramatic and romantic journey. The series first debuted in 2010 in Dengeki Daioh magazine and concluded in 2014. The protagonist, Yuu Tomonoga, is a brilliant individual who was accepted into an American university at the tender age of 13 and later into its graduate program. However, when he loses funding for his research, he returns to Japan and begins teaching at an all-girls school. As he becomes more involved with his students and colleagues, Yuu finds himself swept up in unexpected drama and romance.
8. Ame Nochi Hare
Ame Nochi Hare is a completed manga series with 8 volumes and 39 chapters, written and illustrated by Bikke. The story takes place in Amagai Gakuen, a prestigious school for boys that gets hit by an unusual spring storm during the entrance ceremony. The storm causes five boys – Hazuki, Touma, Yuusuke, Junta, and Madoka – to undergo a strange transformation and become girls. As they adjust to their new lives, they inevitably encounter love interests and embark on coming-of-age journeys. This beautifully illustrated fantasy and slice-of-life manga explores the themes of identity, acceptance, and love.
7. Kageki Shojo!!
One of the most iconic all-girls manga is Kageki Shojo!!, a drama series written by Kumiko Saiki. It is still ongoing and has been serialized in Melody since February 28, 2015. The story follows Sarasa, a girl who dreams of playing the role of Oscar in the Kouka Acting Troupe, an all-female acting group. However, before she can achieve her dream, she has to attend the Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts for two years. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies, including her stoic former J-idol roommate, Ai. Can Sarasa maintain her optimistic attitude and become a star?
K-On, written and illustrated by Kakifly, is a delightful manga series set in an all girls school that will fill you up with laughter and joy. The story follows the Light Music Club, which consists of Yui Hirasawa, Mio Akiyama, Ritsu Tainaka, and Tsumugi Kotobuki, as they balance their love for music with their daily school life. When Yui almost quits the club, the other members try to convince her to stay by performing an instrumental piece. The performance not only impresses Yui, but also ignites her passion for music, leading her to continue as a member. As the girls navigate their school life and bond over music, they create a beautiful harmony that will make you smile.
5. Asobi Asobase
Published from 2015 to 2022, Asobi Asobase is a comedy and drama manga series by Rin Suzukawa. The story centers around Kasumi, a girl who despises playing games and struggles with her English grades. However, her fate takes a playful turn when she meets her colleagues, the airheaded Olivia, and the overseas transfer student, Hanako. Despite their contrasting personalities, the three girls enjoy playing various games together. Will Kasumi be able to improve her English grades? Only time will tell.
4. Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Negima! Magister Negi Magi by Ken Akamatsu is a 2003 manga series that features a magical journey filled with action, adventure, comedy, romance, and magic themes, all set in a vibrant school setting with a harem twist.
Negi Springfield, a young wizard who dreams of becoming a Magister Magi, sets out on a mission to find his missing father, the legendary Thousand Master. As part of his training, he is assigned to teach English at a middle school in Japan, but to his surprise, he discovers that his class is composed of 31 girls. When he accidentally reveals his true identity as a magician to one of his students, Asuna Kagurazaka, Negi must navigate the challenges of keeping his secret while dealing with magical threats at Mahora Academy. Join Negi and his students as they unravel the mysteries of the magical world and uncover the truth about his father’s disappearance.
3. I’m no Angel!
From the mind of Takako Shigematsu comes I’m no Angel!, a shoujo manga series with an all girls school setting that combines comedy, drama, and romance. The story is about Hikaru Takabayashi, who desires to fade into the background after enduring constant bullying from her peers due to her appearance in a well-known commercial. She enrolls in a prestigious all-girl’s academy, hoping to escape the limelight. However, fate has other plans for her when her new roommate turns out to be the famous TV idol, Izumi Kido. Hikaru is forced back into the spotlight as she lives with a celebrity.
But the surprises don’t stop there. Hikaru uncovers that Izumi’s “good girl” image is a facade and that Izumi is, in fact, a male. This is only the beginning of Izumi’s secrets, though. Hikaru finds herself dragged into a wild adventure involving deceit, kidnapping, humiliation, and blackmail. All of these, as you might expect, is part of the typical romance genre.
2. Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku
Created by Hiro, Akebi Chan no Sailor Fuku is a 2016 all-girls school manga that follows Akebi Komichi, a girl who lives in the countryside with her family. Despite the distance from the city, she’s earned herself a place at the prestigious Roubai Academy, an all-girls middle school. Her two goals in attending the school are simple: wear the iconic sailor uniform and make a hundred friends. Follow Akebi as she navigates her new environment, makes new friends, and discovers the joys and challenges of school life in this heartwarming slice-of-life series.
1. Wasteful Days of High School Girls
Tanaka Nozomu, also known as “Baka,” has a silly personality and a ridiculous dream: to become popular with boys in high school. However, she ends up attending an all-girls school with her two best friends, Akane Kikuchi (“Wota”), who is obsessed with boys and loves manga, and Shiori Saginomiya (“Robo”), who has a cool exterior.
In their new classroom, each girl is given an unflattering nickname that reflects their unique and eccentric personalities. With equally peculiar teachers, the girls are left to solve all sorts of common and bizarre girl problems on their own. Together, they waste away their high school days in a myriad of absurd situations, without the distraction of boys. The manga is a comedy school series that is serialized in Comic Newtype and is authored by Beano.